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Alternative Energy Sources for SLE PDF Print E-mail


The Safer Future Youth Development Project has actively researched and implemented alternative energy sources in Sierra Leone, especially in the rural communities where people have no access to any kind of electricity. About 90% of people in the rural communities cannot afford to purchase generators because the maintenance costs are very high; pollution from such sources is likewise significant. Traditioinally, the only source of light is candles, open fires and kerosene lamps, which are not suitable for the efficient supply of light. Limited access to energy and light means generally less time for children to study and for other activities for the entire community.
However, the natural conditions in the country are well suited to the use of solar technology and it is proving an effective and cost-efficient solution to sustainable energy needs in the country.


With funding from Sunshine Fellowship, Safer Future could send 2 staff members, Idriss S. Kamara and Moray Hengoi, to the Barefoot College/India, where they were trained in Basic Solar Engineering. With their knowledge and solar equipment, Safer Future was able to install solar power in the rural community of   Konta Line, Koya Rural District and as well as establish the Rural Electronic Workshop in Nyangba Town, near Joe Town.



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